Health Services (including mental and physical health and social care)

Bradford Council social care

Bradford Council’s social care services support adults of all ages, disabilities and backgrounds to allow them to live independently. Support could include accessing a community based group, home equipment or a referral for a more in-depth assessment.

If you, or someone you know is struggling to live independently contact Bradford Council’s Independence Advice Hub by calling 01274 435400 or visit the I want an assessment page to complete an online referral.

Please note that social care is not free for all and there might be a charge for any Adult Social Care services you receive. The amount you pay will depend on the services you receive and your financial situation, the amount you have in savings and your income. If adult social care is the right option for you, a financial assessment will be undertaken to determine the amount you should pay.

The following websites may offer further support and information for those looking for social care support:


Healthcare for the Armed Forces Community

The NHS offers specific pathways of support for members of the Armed Forces community covering both physical and mental healthcare.

If you have previously served in the Forces, it is important that you let your GP know so you can access this support should you require it.

Finding a GP or dentist

If you do not have a GP, you can search here: GP practices in Bradford District

If you do not have a dentist, you can search here: Dentist practices in Bradford District

Please be aware that waiting lists for NHS dentists can often be long. You may need to travel outside the Bradford district to access dental care.

If you have an urgent dental need, or any non-urgent medical queries you can seek advice through NHS 111

Metal health support

Combat Stress

Combat Stress supports former servicemen and women of the UK Armed Forces, non-operational reservists and former members of the Merchant Navy with complex trauma-related or stress-related mental issues resulting from military service, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety and depression.

Combat Stress offers a 24-hour Helpline 0800 138 1619 for all veterans and their families for confidential mental health advice and support.

They also have a number of online self-help resources available for guidance and support.